Girl sibling for Henrietta

(33 Posts)
FrogsLegs14 Fri 15-Nov-13 19:26:59

Wondering if anyone has any ideas...

DD1 is Henrietta (we call her by a shortened version mostly). She was named after a loved one, it's not really a name that is totally our 'style' but we 100% love it now. So now we need a girl's name that goes with it - in the very least I'd like a name that has a shortened version, or nickname opportunities! The MN will be Joy.

Names we like but can't use for various reasons are:
Margaret
Florence
Beatrice
Matilda

I'm also keen to avoid other names that are feminizations of male names (like Georgina, for example).

Any suggestions welcome!

OlyRoller Fri 15-Nov-13 19:34:01

I know two Henriettas. One with a sister called Esther and the other with sisters, Josephine, Geraldine, and Margaret.

I don't think that was too helpful, sorry.

Seekingsense Fri 15-Nov-13 19:35:11

Alexandra?
Elizabeth?
Annabelle?

Are any of these along the right lines?

fruitpastille Fri 15-Nov-13 19:46:57

Rosamund, Rosa
Hermione (surely there is a nn?)
Esme
Alexandra or Phillipa but too masculine?

shootingstar1234 Fri 15-Nov-13 20:25:37

Eleanor? Harriet?

mydoorisalwaysopen Fri 15-Nov-13 20:28:51

Was going to say Edwina but doesn't fit your criteria. Sarah? Emma?

cece Fri 15-Nov-13 20:32:48

Thomasina

pmgkt Fri 15-Nov-13 20:38:27

When I was little I always wanted 3 girls. To be called Harriet, Henrietta and Roberta. Roberta joy sound nice I think.

pinkthechaffinch Fri 15-Nov-13 20:38:54

Deborah

CountingStars Fri 15-Nov-13 20:39:22

Elizabeth comes to mind.

Cutteduppumpkin Fri 15-Nov-13 20:48:01

I know it's close to Margaret, but what about:
Eleanor? Isabelle? Juliette? Marguerite?

Cutteduppumpkin Fri 15-Nov-13 20:49:25

I only meant the last one was like Margaret shock

SoftSheen Fri 15-Nov-13 20:52:40

Arabella
Charlotte
Elizabeth
Isabel
Cressida

MrsOakenshield Fri 15-Nov-13 20:53:51

Rosamund is lovely!

BikeRunSki Fri 15-Nov-13 20:54:35

Martha
Jessica
Louise/a
Laura
Marla
Caroline
Niamh
Hannah
Anna
Eleanor
Rachel

Harriet.

But they will become known as Hattie and Henny... .not that that is a bad thing!

CoffeeChocolateWine Fri 15-Nov-13 21:02:47

I saw Henrietta and thought Isobel/Isabelle (Izzy or Belle). Don't know why, but I think they sound nice together. Isobel Joy works too.

Evelyn
Rita
Alice
Emily

My first thought was Josephine, which is obviously a feminisation, but I take it you are trying to avoid two 'boyish' nicknames? Well, Josephine would be Josie which isn't boyish.

Ohmydarlin Fri 15-Nov-13 22:04:16

Christabel or Clementine go nicely with Henrietta and both fit well with your middle name Joy.

Ikeameatballs Fri 15-Nov-13 22:10:08

Matilda
Susannah
Loveday
Cordelia
Rebecca

AbiRoad Fri 15-Nov-13 22:15:59

Penelope would work well. Could be penny, Nell, poppy etc

RegularVoltaire Fri 15-Nov-13 22:24:37

Not Harriet ...Harriet is essentially a shortened form of Henrietta, isn't it?

Cassandra
Edith
Louisa
Lucia
Juliet

I also like the suggestion of Hermione

HoneyandRum Sat 16-Nov-13 05:44:38

Julia

YoDiggity Sat 16-Nov-13 06:01:05

Rosamund

Marguerite is much prettier and more elegant that Margaret.

Hebe

Cordelia

Cecelia

Penelope

Diana (I am feeling a revival of this is imminent - don;t know why!)

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